The Chain

The Chain

You just dropped off your child at the bus stop. A panicked stranger calls your phone. Your child has been kidnapped, and the stranger explains that their child has also been kidnapped, by a completely different stranger. The only way to get your child back is to kidnap another child within 24 hours. Your child will be released only when the next victim's parents kidnap yet another child, and most importantly, the stranger explains, if you don't kidnap a child, or if the next parents don't kidnap a child, your child will be murdered. You are now part of The Chain.

Title:The Chain
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316531269
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    The Chain Reviews

  • Paromjit

    Adrian McKinty has never written a book I have not loved, and this intense, dark psychological thriller is just brilliant with its killer and diabolical premise of the chain. 35 year old Rachel Klein ...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Okay, I will start to bidding with five stars, I think I heard five hundred stars! Five hundred, five thousand, do I heard five billion, oh that redhead woman raised her hand, SOLD to five billion sta...

  • Kaceey

    Whoa! This book will have you laser-focused from the first paragraph...right to the last!Victim or abuser. Which is actually worse? And what if you had to play the role of both? Whatever you do...don...

  • Peter

    CoercionThis book needs a seat belt because it blasts off at some serious speed. The opening chapters are shocking and the principle of The Chain is completely unique and deeply unsettling. Rachel Kle...

  • Susanne  Strong

    3.5 Stars.* (rounded down)A Highly Entertaining Premise that fell a Tad Short on Execution. After Rachel drops her teenage daughter Kylie off at the bus stop, she gets a call. Kylie has been kidnapped...

  • Katie B

    Entertaining and definitely a page turner but probably not a book you want to analyze to death as it does have some problems along the way. The pacing was excellent but I did prefer the first half ove...

  • BernLuvsBooks (Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas)

    "The Chain is a metaphor for the ties that bind all of us to friends and family. It is the umbilical link between mother and child, the way or path that the hero must travel in a quest, and it is the...

  • megs_bookrack

    As Rachel drives into Boston for an early morning oncology appointment, she thinks her daughter, 13-year old Kiley, is safe, getting on the bus and heading off to school. Then she gets a chilling phon...

  • Dita

    It wasn't my favorite.I have mixed feelings because I tried to love it but hated the way Rachel went from being a meek mom to a pistol-whipping badass in a few chapters. I guess kidnap will do that. T...

  • Dem

    . You never know how strong you are until someone upsets or threatens your kids but just how far would you go to ......... This is a really unique and suspenseful thriller that really had me intri...